A recently discovered warp glitch in The Legend Of Zelda: Ocarina Of Time on Nintendo 64 has almost halved the time it takes to complete the game, if you’re determined to do it as quickly as possible. In the video above, the player, who goes by the name “ZeldaFreakGlitcha” on YouTube, blasts through the classic in a bit under 26 minutes.
The warp glitch reportedly allows the player to teleport from “Deku to Ganon’s Castle escape”, which means bypassing “adult, light medallion, magic, lullaby, and pretty much everything else”. The result is a child version of Link running around with an adult Zelda, which I dare say will give your filthy, filthy minds plenty of fodder for the next few weeks.
I know there are different categories of speed runs, some that don’t allow for glitches, so if you’re a purist this might turn you off. For the rest of us, it’s a crazy peek inside the world of gamers obsessed with not only completing games, but completing them in less time so they have more time to, uh, complete them in less time.
The creator says the run was “not great” and that he made “lots of dumb mistakes”. We should expect better runs in the future, and I’m scared to think how much lower his times can get.
Ocarina of Time any% speedrun in 25:32 [YouTube]